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“Wage Inequality and the Liberalization of Industrial Relations in the United States”
November 15, 2015
This brief shows how the neoliberal reform of industrial relations contributed to the growth of wage inequality in the United States since the 1970s.
“The ‘Raise the Wage’ Coalition in Los Angeles: Framing Opportunity Against Corporate Power”
Fernando Cortés Chirino
August 15, 2015
This policy brief examines these frames to better conceptualize possible responses to the counter-mobilization of employers against minimum wage.
Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries
August 3, 2015
Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries reveals how the LAPD, city prosecutors, and business owners struggled to control who should be considered “dangerous” and how they should be policed in Los Angeles.
“Why the City of Ontario Needs to Raise the Minimum Wage: Earnings Among Warehouse Workers in Inland Southern California”
Ellen Reese, Juliann Allison, and Joel Herrera
July 1, 2015
This brief summarizes the results of a recent survey developed by researchers affiliated with University of California, Riverside (UCR) to fill this gap, and to provide a more complete understanding of wages and working conditions among Inland Southern California’s blue-collar warehouse workers.
Patterns of Work-Related Injury and Common Injury Experiences of Workers in the Low-Wage Labor Market
Kevin Riley, Doug Morier
March 1, 2015
This report summarizes findings from analysis of the 2008 Unregulated Work Survey of workers in the low-wage labor market and their experiences with work-related injuries.
2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script
February 25, 2015
This report considers the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2012 and 2013 and all broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from the 2012-13 season in order to document the degree to which women and minorities are present in front of and behind the camera.
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How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation
Massimo Pilati, Hina Sheikh, Francesca Sperotti, Chris Tilly
January 4, 2015
The book particularly underlines the challenges faced in host societies, including exclusion to the point of “hyper-precarity,” anti-migrant attitudes, and the widespread organizational indifference to the importance of diversity management.
Social Movement Unionism in Practice: Organizational Dimensions of Union Mobilization in the Los Angeles Immigrant Rights Marches
December 30, 2014
This article challenges the organization-movement dichotomy by demonstrating the important influence of union organizational dimensions on the dynamics of social movement unionism.
Experiences Organizing Informal Workers
August 14, 2014
Experiences Organizing Informal Workers brings together scholars from a varied set of countries to draw comparative lessons about which strategies work and which do not, where, why, and how.